IHSAA Allowing Schools to Reschedule Sports Lost to COVID-19 or Derecho

DES MOINES, Iowa - A number of school districts in Iowa are looking to reschedule sports after their fall seasons have been disrupted.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) is allowing schools affected by COVID-19 or the August derecho to make-up regular season contests.

The activities will have to be completed before the Association's state events take place, which for football is November 18th.

The change will affect Des Moines Public Schools, which was forced to cancel sports programs while it's been conducting online only classes.

The permission is granted for all high school levels of competition in the IHSAA sports of football, cross country, and Class 4A golf.

To schedule additional contests, the following conditions must be met:

The contest(s) must be completed prior to the IHSAA state event.

  • Football: Prior to November 18.
  • Cross Country: Prior to October 30.
  • Golf: Prior to October 9.

The total number of regular season contests may not exceed the allowable limit in that sport.

  • Football: 7 regular season contests.
  • Cross Country: 10 regular season contests.
  • Golf: 12 regular season contests.

The contest(s) may not be scheduled on any date in which an IHSAA postseason event in that sport is scheduled.

The contest(s) may only be schedule with member schools who also lost regular season games due to COVID-19 or the derecho storm.

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